No Jail for Throwing Chairs at Police

In a remarkable outcome, a man has avoided a custodial sentence for throwing chairs and a table at a police woman and consequently injuring her.

The defendant pleaded guilty to serious assault of police, obstructing police and drug related offences arising out of a domestic dispute between the man and his sister.

Allegedly, while attempting to intervene in the situation, the defendant stood in the face of a police woman, pushing her away with clenched fists and told her “I’m going to shoot you”.

Picking up a small child in his arms, the man continued to yell abuse and threw a plastic chair which struck the police woman.

Told a number of times to put the crying child down, he refused and threw another plastic chair, then a plastic table at the police woman.

The officer sustained bruising to her arms, sternum and ribs, Police Prosecutor, Sgt Costa told the court.

The man was represented by Claire Graham of Bosscher Lawyers Toowoomba

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